On a recent trip to the Indian sub-continent between study, football coach & sports coaching tutor at the Queensland University of…

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How can I help my players improve their ball skills?   The question this week comes from Terry: “I’m coaching on my…

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Neel Shah is currently the CEO of DSK Shivajians FC and the Liverpool FC International Academy - DSK. Within this...
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What role might emotional intelligence play in coaching? In this conclusion to his two-part blog, we follow the personal journey…

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As a coach, what should I be looking for when watching football?   The question this week comes from Nick:…

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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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What role might emotional intelligence play in coaching? In this two-part blog, we follow the personal journey of Sam Grace,…

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Sam Grace
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How can I deal with difficult parents on the sidelines?   The question this week comes from Sean: “Many of…

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Dan Wright
Daniel Giansiracusa is a former professional AFL player who ran out for the Western Bulldogs 265 times over the course...
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What are affordances and how can coaches implement a methodology that includes this relatively new idea in coaching practice? New…

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How can I encourage my players to pass the ball more?   The question this week comes from Chris: “Within…

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El Clasico is arguably the biggest regular football fixture on the planet. Player Development Project Lead Researcher, James Vaughan was…

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James Vaughan
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In the second part of this ethnographic insight on El Clasico, the biggest match in Spanish football, PDP Lead Researcher continues…

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In this excellent interview, PDP Editor, Dave Wright speaks with Head Coach of Team Wellington, Jose Manuel Figueira. Jose discusses…

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FC Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez is seen by many as the Einstein of Football. His vision and awareness provide the perfect…

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Friday Q&A: How can I engage my players more quickly at the start of training?   The question this week…

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Winners and Warriors? What is the difference and how can you help your players adopt a growth mindset and a…

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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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We are joined by Sean Reed, former first team coach at Fulham FC. Sean shares some crucial lessons from his…

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Emerson Hyndman currently plays for Championship club Fulham FC. Having come through their academy to feature regularly in the first…

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The Big Idea There is something of a paradox about the relative value of human creativity.   On the one hand,…

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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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Stephen Rollnick is a pioneer in motivational interviewing and in recent years has been applying his knowledge to sport. In…

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The psychological corner of player development can be seen as the most complex. It is dynamic and very much has…

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Interest in women’s football is at an all-time high and on the surface it appears to be flourishing. Coverage of…

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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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The USA National Football League Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning once said this about high pressure situations: “Pressure is something…

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Iceland’s development pathway has been the focus of debate following the tiny nation’s showing at Euro 2016. But underpinning all…

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